Mother’s day is almost here and it’s time to kick the creative crafting into high gear. Over the years we have shared many craft project for kids – this egg carton flower bouquet has become a favourite.
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While I can’t really get my kids to craft stuff for me for Mother’s Day…although I’d love to…the girls do have lovely grandmothers that we celebrate Mother’s Day with.
This year I thought it would be nice to revive and reinvent an old idea, our egg carton flowers. The last time we made these flowers we used them to create a decoration for our front door. This time around, we turned them into a beautiful Mother’s Day bouquet.
Mother’s Day Egg Carton Flower Bouquet
When the painting is done, it is time to poke a hole in the bottom of each flower head and feed the pipe cleaner through the hole…secure the pipe cleaner in place by bending its end. You may need the strength of more than one pipe cleaner. Twist the pipe cleaners together and then poke them through the bottom of the egg cup flower.
Now that the pipe cleaners are poked in place, it is time to add some sparkle to the flowers. Use the hot glue gun to affix the beads to the inside of each flower. The glue will also help adhere the pipe cleaner in place.
Aren’t these bouquets are stunning. My daughters loved the process of completely transforming something as simple as an egg carton. Making these flowers can become slightly addictive. Pretty soon you’ll have an entire garden! Now, I know that I would be super happy to receive one of these bouquets this Mother’s Day. I’m sure the girls’ grandmas will love them. Wouldn’t you?
Create a springtime egg carton flower wreath
Or, what about an egg carton wreath inspired by the fall colours